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Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation: Addressing the healthcare needs of Veterans and their families while planting the seeds for a healthy future.

 

Warrior Centric Health Respiratory Pulmonary Health Program – Received Grant April 2017

Establishment of an enduring education and training platform that ensures continuous process improvement in addition to the assessment of knowledge, competence and performance of practicing healthcare providers, allied health team members, supportive service personnel.

  1. Delineation of a method/process to heighten awareness of the unique environmental exposures resulting in increased risk of PH and other respiratory health conditions reducing time to diagnosis in the Veteran population.
  2. Delineation, implementation, and evaluation of a process to continuously inform future training and education activities regarding pulmonary health, related co-morbid / poly-morbid conditions targeting the Veteran population.
  3. Development of an interactive, case study based workshop and presentation targeting physicians, providers, allied healthcare team members, and support services personnel.
  4. Development of an interactive, family/situational event based forum for family, caregivers and community members/town hall.

 

Lupus in the Veteran Community – Received Grant September 2017

The series of 10 accredited live webinars will target clinicians and allied healthcare professionals who practice in areas heavily populated by veterans, active military and their families. Content for the live webinars will be developed to address the increased prevalence of lupus among the military population. The activity design also includes an online enduring activity, fact sheets for patients, and Level 5 outcomes evaluation.

The online enduring activity will be produced by recording the didactic presentation from one of the live webinars, the audio of which will then be synched with the slides and posted online for one year.

Approximately 2 months post activity, WCHF and their partners will conduct a follow-­up survey of opted-­in participants that includes a series of questions designed to elicit: 1) whether the participant has changed any practices based on knowledge or skill gained in the activity; 2) whether these are office routines or patients care practices; 3) whether these are permanent changes; 4) how many patients effected; 5) if no changes were implemented; and 6) what barriers were encountered.

 

Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Acute Non-Specific Low Back Pain – Received Grant December 2017

The goal of this educational initiative is to provide clinicians with the most up-to-date evidence-based data, recommendations, and strategies on how to safely and effectively utilize thermal therapy in the treatment of low back pain. It will include strategies to effectively educate and engage patients on the utilization of thermal therapy. By implementing education from this multidisciplinary curriculum providers will be able to make more appropriate management decisions and assist their patients in the safe and effective use of thermal therapy while optimizing their treatment of acute low back pain.

The proposed activity design includes a live streamed webinar, online enduring activity, video clips of patient-clinician interaction regarding non-pharmacologic treatment of acute low back pain, patient education toolbox (comprised of an acute back pain fact sheet, action plan, preventive care, self-care), and Level 5 outcomes evaluation. The accredited program will target clinicians who practice in areas heavily populated by veterans and active military. Content will be developed to address the high incidence and prevalence of acute and sub-acute low back pain in the military and veteran population.

Approximately 2 months post activity, WCHF and their partners will conduct a follow-up survey of opted-in participants that includes a series of questions designed to elicit: 1) whether the participant has changed any practices based on knowledge or skill gained in the activity; 2) whether these are office routines or patients care practices; 3) whether these are permanent changes; 4) how many patients effected; 5) if no changes were implemented; and 6) what barriers were encountered.